Foster Care Associates Rated Outstanding In Ofsted Inspections
Released on: October 13, 2010, 4:18 am
Foster Care Associates
Foster Care Associates (FCA) has reaffirmed its status as the
UK's leading independent fostering agency through the publication of
recent Ofsted inspection results.
Assessing the quality and standard of services provided in its North West and South
West regions, Ofsted judged each category and the region as a whole as
'Outstanding' - a fantastic achievement for the fostering agency. The inspectors
found extensive evidence to underpin their judgement, particularly from children and
young people and the agency's foster carer colleagues.
The results further support the fostering agency in its
ongoing commitment to raising standards of foster care and improving outcomes for
children and young people. Through the Team Parenting model of foster care -
delivering an extended network of professional support services to the foster carer
and the child or young person - FCA is working to change the shape of foster care in
Regional manager at FCA North West, Colette Abbiss said: "We are delighted to have
achieved the highest accolade with our practice being judged as 'Outstanding'. The
outcome is testament to the consistent hard work in the North West and the
dedication and commitment of our staff and foster carers to our children and young
people. The senior management team and I are very proud indeed and dedicate this
achievement to the team effort in striving for excellence."
Echoing these sentiments, Sheeree Cole, regional manager, FCA South West commented: "The staff at FCA South West are true professionals and they will go the extra mile
both in terms of their outstanding practice and in terms of supporting carers. I
feel very lucky that I have such a remarkable group of professionals that I have the
privilege of managing. They truly deserve the 'Outstanding' accolade and I feel
very proud that the South West has achieved such a terrific result."
FCA North West provides an 'Outstanding' fostering service throughout the North
West Region, delivering foster care in Manchester, fostering in Liverpool, and beyond, providing the highest level of local support
to carers. This includes access to a wide range of support professionals, geared at
addressing every looked after child or young person's needs. FCA South West covers
fostering in Cornwall, Plymouth, Exeter, and Torquay and across the South West.
These inspection results will bolster the two regions' ongoing campaigns to
encourage more people to consider fostering
children as a career. The UK currently carries a 10,000 shortfall of foster carers and
through a string of online and offline marketing initiatives FCA bids to better
inform the public as to the key benefits and the considerations of providing foster
care in Nottingham, Manchester, Plymouth and throughout the rest of the UK.
About Foster Care Associates
Foster Care Associates (FCA), part of the Core Assets Group Ltd, is the UK's
leading independent fostering agency, with offices operating throughout England,
Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Working in partnership with Local Authorities
and Health Trusts throughout the UK, FCA aims to provide 'quality care in a family
setting' for over 2500 foster children who are looked after by the agency's 2100
Foster Care Associates PR Contact:
FCA Central Services
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